Heart Disease Prevention

Heart disease
Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death globally.Coronary heart disease is the most common type. General,risk factors include high cholesterol, being overweight, and high blood pressure. It normally takes years for symptoms to appear in many cases, the initial symptom is usually a sudden heart attack. While there is no cure but research is ongoing, the condition often can be treated through lifestyle changes (such as losing weight, quitting smoking, lowering the daily sodium intake,) and possibly taking medication.
Coronary arteries
Coronary arteries are blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. When these arteries become clogged with fatty deposits called plaque, it’s called coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, or just heart disease. Clogged arteries can keep the heart from getting enough blood and oxygen, and can cause chest pain (angina). If a blood clot forms, it can suddenly cut off blood flow in the artery and cause a heart attack.

What You Need to Know about Heart Failure

Heart failure is a cardiac condition in which the heart is no longer able to function sufficiently to meet the body’s needs. Because heart failure can be produced by many different kinds of cardiac disease, it is among the most common of cardiac problems. Patients with heart failure often suffer from shortness of breath and fatigue, and have difficulty with physical exertion. Heart failure’s life expectancy is often significantly reduced.

Generally, a lot of progress is being made in the treatment of heart failure, and with aggressive therapy, both the symptoms and the risk of dying can be significantly reduced if manage and controlled earlier. So if you have heart failure, it is very essential to educate yourself about this condition and the available treatments. This way, you can help your doctor make sure you are getting the treatment you need.

The term heart failure itself is lacking exactness and accuracy of expression or detail, since doctors use it to refer to several different …

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease(CAD) is a condition in which plaques(a fatty deposit on an artery wall in atherosclerosis ) build up in the walls of the coronary arteries(the vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle). These deposits can gradually block the artery, or they can suddenly rupture, causing a more acute obstruction. Basically, the heart muscle requires a continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients to survive, obstruction of a coronary artery rapidly leads to significant problems. CAD is caused by atherosclerosis(a disease of the arteries characterized by the deposition of plaques of fatty material on their inner walls),a chronic, progressive disorder of the arteries in which deposits of cholesterol, calcium, and abnormal cells (that is, plaques) build up on the inner lining of the arteries. Atherosclerosisimage – the left artery shows a normal lumen (the central cavity of a tubular or other hollow structure in an organism or cell), the right artery illustrates what happens to the …

Heart Disease -Vascular

Vascular Heart Disease –  has the potential of being reversed in some cases and can take on different and specific disorders in the body. PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) is a form of vascular disease that affects the body’s blood vessels or coronary arteries. The peripheral arteries are those outside of the heart and these arteries can accumulate deposits of fat and cholesterol known as plaque on the inner lining of the arteries. Over time these build-ups will prevent blood flow to your arms and legs, because the arteries are not able to provide sufficient blood flow due to their narrowed passageways. Vascular Heart Disease – can be prevented in general, with a maintained diet and exercise, although it is thought to be a genetic disorder that is possibly passed on from one generation to another. This is especially true in families that are prone to being overweight and eat an unhealthy diet without any regular exercise. If this sounds familiar it is and a growing epidemic globally. While …

Natural Herbs and Supplements that Prevents Heart Diseases-By Edterchelle Soriano

The best way to avoid heart diseases is to perform healthy activities. That includes eating healthy foods and observing proper diet. Health promotion is the fundamental activity of world health organization that focuses on disseminating health information. For your information, heart disease (cardiovascular problems) is the top leading cause of death in America. Approximately, there are 58,800,000 Americans(according to leading statistics) are currently suffering from heart problems. The most pressing issue concerning this matter is that the only key to prevent these heart diseases is through lifestyle modification. This article will discuss about the common natural herbs and supplements that boost your heart condition and prevent the occurrence of any heart problems. 1.Garlic
This condiment is usually eaten to lower the cholesterol level. It is ideal for people with hypertension. We highly recommend them to take half clove of garlic in a day. According to the recent medical research, eat…

Coarctation of Aorta: An infant heart disease-By Dr.Deepti

General belief of the people is that, only the adults and that too people with unhealthy lifestyle and food habits, become prone to heart diseases. But, there are some heart diseases, which are seen among the infants. They are called the congenital heart diseases.

They are present in the infants since the time of birth. Coarctation of aorta also belongs to the category of congenital heart diseases. Many small babies are becoming the victims of this malady, which adversely influences their health.

Now, we know that coarctation of aorta is an ailment of the babies.

But, many of us haven’t heard of this illness before. This is a completely new thing for us. Do you know what the disease is actually about?

Well, coarctation of aorta is nothing but, the narrowing of the aorta. Now, you might ask me what this aorta is. Aorta is the biggest artery of our body. Artery is a blood vessel, which supplies the blood carrying oxygen to the entire body.

Coarctation of Aorta symptoms: There are many…

Infective endocarditis: Distressing heart disease By Dr.Deepti

More and more people throughout the world are becoming the victims of heart diseases. This alarming increase of the heart diseases has many contributory factors. Infective endocarditis is yet another very common and important heart disease, which we need to know about. Endocarditis is the inflammation or swelling of the inner tissues of the heart. Infective endocarditis is the endocarditis, which is caused by the infectious microbes like bacteria. Causes of infective endocarditis: There are many types of bacteria which cause infective endocarditis. The most common bacteria causing this ailment are Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus viridans. The bacterial entry into the blood has many possible routes. Let’s talk about the most common causes of infective endocarditis. Dental procedures: There are not many people amongst us, who haven’t visited a dentist in our life. Due to the modern day dietary habits, dental problems like caries have become very common. Extraction of teeth is a ver…

Pear Shaped Fat Storage May Not Help Avoid Heart Disease-By Kathy Trumbull, MD.

People who are “apple-shaped”, with more fat carried around the stomach, have been considered more at risk for heart disease and diabetes than those who are “pear-shaped”, with more fat carried in the buttocks, hips and thighs. It was simple: apple-shaped men were considered to be at higher risk than pear-shaped women. New research provides evidence that the protective benefits of having a pear-shaped body may be more myth than reality.
Researchers have looked at the differences in gene expression in belly fat versus thigh fat. They have found that the genes operating in the belly fat are vastly different from the genes functioning in the thigh fat. There is also a difference between men and women. It is thought that these genes program the fat cells to respond differently to different hormones and signals. These genes would also determine what proteins are made in the fat cells.
Recent research suggests that gluteal (buttock) fat is not as innocent as once thought. It has shown that…

Heart Disease and Its Causes-By Penny Stump

Millions of people around the world suffer with heart disease. Some people are more likely than others to get heart disease, while others have a lower chance of getting it. What are the causes of heart disease? Can you prevent it from occurring to you? As a rule, there are many people who are likely to get it. Heredity does have a say in heart disease.

When heart disease runs in a family, chances are likely that the other generations will end up with it if they don’t watch what they eat. It is important for these people to avoid foods that are high in cholesterol. They should refrain from drinking too much alcohol and they should not smoke. These are all factors that can decide if you will get heart disease.
Obesity is just one reason for heart disease. Along with this are diabetes, heredity, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and peripheral artery disease. Although many of these causes can be prevented, not all of them can. That is why if you have diabetes, peripheral ar…

Chest Pain Treatment

Angina or chest pain happens because the heart is not receiving enough oxygen. The pain is normally in the chest and may also be felt in the shoulder, arm, or jaw. Not all chest pain is angina and it may be difficult to determine the cause of chest pain. The treatment for angina depends on the severity of the symptoms and the results of tests that are done to find the underlying cause. Chest Pain Treatment at Home. Stop doing whatever it is that causes your symptoms, remain calm, and call for help. Immediate help and intervention is your best chance for survival if you are having a heart attack or other serious problem.  If you have had angina before and been evaluated by your healthcare provider, follow his or her recommendations.  This may mean rest, and the immediate use of sublingual nitroglycerin. It may include a visit to the hospital emergency room.  Medical Treatment for Chest Pain If you have come to the hospital emergency department, you may be sent to another care area for fu…